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Old 04-21-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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HB Crashbars and KTM factory CB tank guards

Hi all,

just got a set of HB crashbars from Andy, great service and all. However, I don't see how it is possible to mount the HB crashbars with the KTM factory carbon fiber tank guards at the same time.

The bottom of the KTM guards took up some space that the bottom mounting point of the HB bars will not line up with the bottom mounting bolt of the gas tank.

Anyone has any experience with this?

If they can fit together at the same time, I have a set of KTM guards for sale

Thanks
Joe
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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you'll need to trim the guards

If you do it carefully it'll come out well.
I've got both on my bike
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131563
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:36 AM   #3
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Is there any chance you can show images of the mounting of the HB guards. ie, the actual point where they mount onto the bike. Do they only mount to the lower tank and behind the upper tank??
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Old 04-22-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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3 point mount

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Is there any chance you can show images of the mounting of the HB guards. ie, the actual point where they mount onto the bike. Do they only mount to the lower tank and behind the upper tank??
The HB mounts to 3 points on each side. 1. To a crossbar fixed to the headlight mount assembly. 2. To the bottom of the tank. 3. To the crossbar that runs from side-to-side thru the vent holes in the tanks.

It's a very rigid, very strong system.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:04 PM   #5
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If you do it carefully it'll come out well.
I've got both on my bike
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131563
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Thanks for the info Don, did you have to cut the whole bottom size of the gurads off, or just trim the pug area a little?

Shardzero
I'll get some pixs when I attempt the installation again within the next day or so.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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Here you go....



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Old 04-23-2006, 02:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for the pix Don, I couldn't bear the thought of cutting up thus beautiful piece of carbon fiber, so unfortunately, the KTM guards are for sale. Plus, I didn't want to silicon on the factory paint job of the tanks.

Here are some pixs of the KTM guards.]

This right guard has slight rash due to a tip over, but it isn't much at all as you can see in the pixs.

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Old 04-23-2006, 08:13 AM   #8
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Ok, here's some pixs for the installation.

All the nutz & bolts, and MHL to round off the edges


Mounting points at the headlight assemble for the front cross bar, replace the factory nutz & bolts with longer M8 bolts.


Front cross bar mounted, tabs at each end are the upper mounting points for the left and right bars.


These two show another crossbar connecting the left bar to the right through that window between the radiator and airbox. A cover behind the fan on the left side has to be removed by taking off the left gas tank, the inner screw will come out, just be pationed and use the T and socket set from the KTM tool kit, push this hose connected to the airbox partly out of the way, and shine a flashlight to that inner dark spot, and you are good to proceed carefully. The fan cover has to be trimmed according to this instruction/template included with the crashbars.



The bottom of both bars are mounting at the bottom bolts of the gas tanks, replace with included longer bolts.

While losse fitted all the nutz & bolts, I noticed this clearance issue. After tiening different bolts in dfferent orders, the solution was to snug up the bolts at the front bars first, then all bolts on the right side, I found thiis will give me more clearance for the left side. When done, there is still less than a 1/4" gap at that spot. But I think this system is very rigid and will maintain the gap at any "easy and normal" spills
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:23 AM   #9
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The KTM factory CB guards are for sale

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...70#post2615070
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:50 AM   #10
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Adventurer's Workshop Work

I just went thru mounting carbon fiber tank guards on my 950S. I have the stock KTM crashbars on the bike as well. The tank guards were purchased from Adventurer's Workshop and go on with 4 bolts. They required enlarging the bottom holes by drilling out 2-3mm to get the bolts to align.

You might want to give Andrew a call. The product is very heavy and very well made.
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:44 AM   #11
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Yes you can mount both

The fitment can be a little tricky---------take your time and when your done you will be so happy. These have got to be the strongest guards you could put on the bike.

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Old 08-31-2006, 05:04 PM   #12
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KTM Crash Bars

Did you sell your KTM Guards????? I am interested.

Joe Morgan

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Hi all,

just got a set of HB crashbars from Andy, great service and all. However, I don't see how it is possible to mount the HB crashbars with the KTM factory carbon fiber tank guards at the same time.

The bottom of the KTM guards took up some space that the bottom mounting point of the HB bars will not line up with the bottom mounting bolt of the gas tank.

Anyone has any experience with this?

If they can fit together at the same time, I have a set of KTM guards for sale

Thanks
Joe
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:54 PM   #13
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Did you sell your KTM Guards????? I am interested.

Joe Morgan
Sorry Joe, I have actually installed the factory CB guards with the HB bars in place.

As is, the bottom side of the factory CB guards will not fit in conjunction with the HB bars. Also, in addition to the bottom screws, sillicon was suppose to be used to glue the CB guards to the side of the tank, which I did not want to, due to the beautiful and "faster" orange paint .

But since the sale didn't happen in these few months, I finally took a deep breath, cut and trim out the whole bottom side of the guards, and sillicon them to the tanks. The lowwer edges were trimmed just enough to clear the HB bars. The job actually came out looking quite good. But there were no screws used for mounting, just sillicon.

I'll try to attach some pixs later on.
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Holy crap, your 950 is laying eggs all over the place

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